H.O.P.E. which stands for Hands Out Providing Encouragement, supports local school students through the Weekend Food Program. The Violet H.O.P.E. Ministry delivers bags of food every Friday to all 14 Pickerington school for students of families who have signed up for this assistance. The food bags consist of ready-to-eat, non-perishable, healthy options that do not require cooking or much prep in order for safety for the children and are bagged with Safe Food Handling Regulations. There are three ways to help: Donate needed food items, assemble bags on Friday mornings and/or be a delivery driver. From local events to packaging nourishing meals for the weekly Weekend Food Program to donating food, there’s a place for you in the H.O.P.E. Ministry.